Discover the area and enjoy a little painting, decorating and gardening in the Charente, France



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    We are two actors who have just moved from England to the Charente in France. We live in a beautiful 18th century maison de maitre which needs a lot of work doing in the house and garden. One of my projects is to re-open a well in the corner of the garden. We are right in the centre of a small, quiet village in the Charente countryside and only 3 kilometres away from the small town of Chalais which has all amenities including a railway station. It's very easy to get to Bordeaux (only an hour away), the second most visited city in France.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The opportunity to live with two actors and discover more about the theatre and to enjoy the French experience.

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    We have five bedrooms, three of which need painting and decorating, as well as the rather large landing. There is also a garden which I intend to extend by knocking through the adjoining barn but any other ideas would be gratefully received!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We currently have a room with a double bed and another with two singles. There are two bathrooms, a utility room and a very large and well-equipped kitchen.

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    We are used to having people around as we have let out a room in our house in England for the last ten years and have enjoyed meeting people from all over rhe world. We are a short drive from Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne, one of the most beautiful villages in France and within easy distance of the wine country of Bordeaux to the south and Cognac to the north. The train from Chalais runs between Bordeaux and Angouleme (the capital of the Charente), from where one can take the TGV to Paris. The village is at the point where the Charente, Charente-Maritime & Dordogne all meet.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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